An island country in Western Europe, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland.

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What happens if I miss my flight on a 1 day visa in UK?

I was given a 1 day visa to the UK because I had an overnight layover in London as a result of an airline mistake. I'm supposed to fly out today, but I'm running late, and I'm wondering what happens ...
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Why do UK people stand on the right on escalators?

UK uses left-hand traffic. Traffic flows on the left side, people walk on the left. Is there any reason to stand on the right while using escalators?
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Quickest way from London to Dubai without flying?

This is a question from a friend not (yet!) on Travel.SE... From London, what is the quickest way to get to Dubai (via trains, buses, ferries etc) without flying? (My usual advice of "just check ...
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Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe (events information)

I've wanted to visit the Edinburgh Fringe for some time now and if not this year, then almost certainly next year. How do I go about it? Are there tickets to the festival itself or do I buy tickets ...
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How can I get to Luton Airport from Watford via public transport?

What is the easiest and cheapest way to get to Luton airport from Watford? I know Arriva run a 321 bus service but judging by the timetable, not all services terminate at the airport. Has anyone ...
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Refused UK business visitor visa

I applied for a business visa for the UK from India for 15 days, but I have been refused entry clearance on financial grounds. They stated that they did not find many financial ties with India. Also, ...
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Can I enter the UK on my expired British passport if I have a valid South African passport?

I have a valid South African passport and an expired British passport - it expired 18 October 2009. I need to travel to the UK in March 2015. Do I need a visa to get into the UK?
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Heathrow Passport Stamps

Vietnamese traveller, without a landside transit visa, arriving Heathrow with ongoing direct travel to the USA via Gatwick with a valid USA Visa. Ticketed to USA within the transit visa exempt time ...
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Can a visitor to the UK work as volunteer?

Someone wants to visit their family in the UK for about 4 or 5 months. They have an entry clearance valid for 6 months. The host family is heavily involved in religious activities in their community. ...
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UK Visa Refused. Want to reapply

I am an India National. I wanted to visit a friend currently studying at Glasgow. I applied for a General Visitor Visa in early January 2015. The documents I provided were: The letter of intent to ...
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traffic through Schengen area with an EEA Family Permit

I am a Chilean National and I have been granted EEA Family Permit here in Chile, to join my husband in UK. I came from Oslo to Chile to issue my Family Permit. I would like to use my ticket return to ...
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As Philippine do I need a transit visa on a cruise through Schengen countries and the UK and Ireland?

I am from Philippines and will do a cruise through Schengen countries and the UK and Ireland in 2015. Do I need a UK transit visa in addition to the Schengen visa?
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Is the UK planning to introduce exit checks in 2015?

Someone from America is a tourist/visitor here who has overstayed their 6 month 'leave to enter'. In order to avoid getting caught, they are relying upon the fact that the UK does only random, ...
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Dual Passport Student [closed]

I hold an Australian passport and applying for a British passport (parents are British) . Can I study in the UK as a citizen or would I still be an international student?
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UK Visitor Visa: Required Time or Interval Between Visits?

I am a US citizen and have recently visted the UK with simply a passport which allowed me to vist for 6months I have heard rumors that I am obligated to stay in the US for a Equal amount of time that ...
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Indian citizen living in United Kingdom wants to get a Schengen visa for France

I am an Indian living in UK with a valid UK business visa. I learnt that it is not possible to get a France on-arrival visa from this question. Can I walk in to the French embassy in UK and apply for ...
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Claiming compensation for late service of Eurotunnel

Yesterday I was coming back from France using the Euro Tunnel, and they had substantial delays of about 90 minutes. Hence the question: when is it possible to claim any compensation from them for the ...
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Depart UK by Air or Ship?

(Taken from the UK Immigration website) You might be eligible for ‘transit without visa’ if: you arrive and depart by air have a confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before ...
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Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK?

Is there a website or some other way to find out if I need a transit visa for a short stop in the UK on my way somewhere else? Ideally this should give me the answer for all nationalities, and take ...
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transit visa for london [duplicate]

I am Egyptian and I have a national visa from Spain not scschengen. I will travel from Cairo to Madrid through London. Do I must have a transit visa for London? Just 2 hours transit
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Indian having UK visa. Can I get a Schengen visa on arrival at France?

I am Indian travelling to UK with a business visa. I plan to travel to France for a day or two, while I am in UK through Euro Tunnel. Can I get a Schegan visa on arrival at France? How much does it ...
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Can the family visitors visa be canceled because the settlement visa has been refused?

I am a Mozambican married to a UK British citizen wife. I have been traveling back and forth on Family visitors visa for a period of 7 years now. Just by the ends of 2014 I applied for a settlement ...
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UK hotel overcharged credit card, where to complain?

I recently stayed in a hotel in London UK, which overcharged my credit card by 8.4% or ~100 US$. They refuse to address the issue in any way. As a foreigner, is there an Ombudsman or some consumer ...
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Returning to UK on the same Business visitor visa

I was granted a 6 months business visitor visa to go to the UK last November and finalize my job interview process with a prospect employer located in London (they covered all the trip expenses). ...
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What is the purpose of numbers on some UK street name signs?

As a frequent traveller around the UK I have developed a somewhat unhealthy obsession with street signs and their small but significant differences. Can someone explain what the purpose of the small ...
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Will a UK ban affect other visa applications?

I was banned for a year in the UK and that ban has been passed and removed from the UK. Will this have implication on any other visa that I apply to other countries?
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Lost/missing half a UK rail ticket (advanced purchase), can I get it reprinted?

A few weeks ago, I needed to book tickets for several different journeys, over a few weeks. It seemed to make life easier to book them all in one go on a single (no fee!) website, so I did. ...
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Do I need UK visa to enter London from Cork, Ireland?

I am an Iranian citizen who is going to Cork, Ireland for a short visit with an Irish tourist visa. Can I go to London with this visa or do I need UK visa?
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Can I apply for a UK or any EU country visa after removal?

I studied in the UK between 2006-2011, unfortunately in 2011 while trying to apply for a post study work visa, Immigration officials found anomalies with my bank statement and they had to remove me ...
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Schengen visa for UK Banned

I am an Indian Citizen who was working in the UK on a SEGS (Post Study) visa. My HSMP visa was denied as the UKBA were unable to verify the IT Returns document. The time taken for the decision was ...
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UK tourist visa? [closed]

How difficult it is to get a UK tourist visa?. I am indian national holding EU residence permit. I checked the home office website, it seems they take 3 weeks to give a visa (they take the passport), ...
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Does the UK have any constraint on work permit for previous Chinese work permit holders?

Is it true that people (from other 3rd world countries)who have previously worked in China(with Chinese work permit) are not allowed to work in the UK (work permit for UK becomes troublesome or are ...
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90-day USA visitor visa expires in five days. Can I go to Canada and renew my 90 days? [duplicate]

I have been in the USA for meetings on a 90-day visitor visa and have a year's ESTA. I have applied for a B-1 visa that allows three years of work and it is still in process. My 90-day visa runs out ...
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What does the acronym “ECO” mean in discussions of visas?

I saw this term ECO used in discussions on our meta pages and didn't notice a definition though I may have just skipped it. Googling it mostly returns hits about Eco-tourism, so it seems a bit ...
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UK tourism visa refused twice - if refused again should my friend appeal?

Here's the situation. My friend applied for a UK tourism visa stating that she would be visiting the UK for 2 weeks (It's written in the visa that she could stay up to 180 days) and granted but she ...
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UK visa refused, now I want to reapply but didn't mention my family last time - what to do?

I applied for a tourist visa to UK. I am a student at university. I gave them proof that I am studying at my university. I got refused because he was not satisfied that I will go to UK and come to ...
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UK Family Visa Refused, how long till I reapply?

I applied for a family visa on 19th October 2014 and today (10 November.'14) I got the refusal letter. The documents I have provided are listed below: Sponsor's invitation letter Sponsor's bank ...
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UK General visitor visa refusal! [duplicate]

I've submitted an application to visit my unmarried partner in the UK during Christmas and the Embassy turned it down. My partner is British and I have Sudanese passport. Entery clearance officer ...
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UK Visa refusal - what to do next? [closed]

Last year i was refused Visa based on funds as my husband's company was to sponsor me but because I was a contract staff, the embassy refused. This year they said details on my slip did not match my ...
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I am applying for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa, but have been refused a visa/overstayed in the Czech Republic/Schengen zone

I am applying for the tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa from Canada. I traveled to the Czech Republic in 2012 and was denied a freelance working visa shortly thereafter in 2013. I appealed the decision, only ...
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Remedy for tourist visa refused twice

I have twice been rejected for a UK tourist visa. I have completed BSc Information Technology in Organisation from University of Southampton United Kingdom in July 2014. First time the tourist visa ...
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U.K. visa refused: will this be any problem for U.S. visa?

I am an Indian citizen and would be highly thankful if anyone could suggest me a better option. My husband initially got a short term work visa to work in U.K., so I applied for a family visitor visa ...
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UK visa decision advice? [closed]

I have recently been refused visa entry clearance into the UK after applying for a 6 months visa based on failure to include criminality or state reasons for different alias used in UK previously. ...
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UK general visitor visa refused for funds evidence?

My visa was rejected because I failed to provide bank statements. I'm a drop-out student and at present I don't work and I don't study, so I don't have any account balance. I've mentioned in my ...
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reapplying for tourist visa to UK after refusal

My daughter wanted to travel to UK on tourist visa as her student visa expired. She wanted to go there to meet her sister working there on tier 2 (general visa). She by mistake showed my bank ...
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UK visa refusal

I have applied recently for a general visitor visa to the UK to spend 10 days during Christmas with my British unmarried partner and it has been turned down. The Entry Clearance Officer stated on ...
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Refund of the application fee (UK Family Visa)

My friend has applied for a UK Family Visa which has been rejected. Can he claim a refund of the application fee?
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Reapply or appeal UK visa

I am from Pakistan. I had applied for a UK visa for my plab (medical) examination, but my visa was refused due to sudden influx of money in my father's bank statement and secondly as I am unemployed, ...
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Can I visit the UK in the final week of my visa?

I'm from Saudi Arabia and I'm planning to visit UK next month but when I checked my visa it showed that it will expire in one month. So, Is it OK to make a journey in the last week of my visa? and ...
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Travelling to UK as a dual-national, when your British Passport has expired?

I am a South African (living in South Africa) with a British passport (Dual Nationality) I need to visit the UK in a few months time, but my British passport has expired. Can I enter the country with ...